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Thursday, 20 December 2012

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Using Numicon in Year 4

Y4J were finding out if we could make all the numbers up to 20 by totalling consecutive numbers.  A couple of groups found using numicon made it really easy to find a pattern.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Penny Racers

 In Science Y5C have been investigating whether a penny affects a Penny Racer's performance.

Penny Racers are small toy cars popular in the 1980's.  They were advertised as the only toy cars powered by coins and that putting a penny in your toy car made it better.  So to coincide with our project 'Show me the money', we decided to see what affect a penny made on these racers.

We tested if a coin makes a difference to a Penny Racer.  I found out that with a coin, it doesn’t go straight and it’s slower because the coin puts on weight to the car.  Without a coin it just goes straight and doesn’t turn.  I think with a coin it’s better because it’s more fun doing tricks.
By Luke

I found out that when we tried the Penny Racer with the penny it did more turns and tricks. I think this is because the 1p coin gave weight to the Penny Racer, it would flip over because there was less weight on the other side.  Also I found that when you put the 1p coin to the left it made the car turn to the left. I think this happened because if you add weight to the left the other sides wheels would come off the ground making the left sides wheels turn in a half circle.
By Alfie

We had lots of fun investigating.  One group had the clever idea of painting the wheels of the Penny Racer to enable them to keep a record of the car's tracks/performance. 

Infant Nativity Play

Friday, 14 December 2012

Christmas Disco

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Charity Non-Uniform Day

For those children not going to tomorrow's disco, tomorrow is also a non uniform day. For non-uniform can children bring 50p, which will be donated to the charity Crisis, which supports homeless people.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Monday, 10 December 2012

Radio adverts

Y5C have been writing radio advertisements to persuade people to buy our charity products.

Scorp -Yo

Hey kids, bored? Well we can brighten up your day! Come and buy our new, fascinating Scorp-Yo! With a free belt-buckle you could carry it round wherever you are.  The yoyos  are as powerful as a lightning bolt flashing through the sky!

Show off your tricks at school and make the other kids drool.  You'll soon be too cool for school. Beg your mum until you get one! It's only £2 for a good cause. All of the money goes to Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal (Bristol Children's Hospital charity). 

You could put on a show with Scorp -Yo!      

By Charlotte 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Monday, 3 December 2012

Hama bead money boxes

Y5C have been busy making these fantastic Hama bead money boxes as part of their 'Show me the money' project.  Check out some of these brilliant designs!